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The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum focused on the New Urban Agenda adopted at Habitat III as a tool and accelerator for achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Attended by 11 country delegations and 65 participants, the workshop drew upon both Serbia’s experience and international expertise to showcase innovative approaches and practical advice for tackling risk management planning for the transport sector.

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The Fall 2017 Meeting of the Consultative Group (CG) of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery was held on November 7, 2017, in Bonn, Germany.

The Comprehensive Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference, organized by the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program, brought together city officials, private sector experts, donors and investors to prepare for ambitious investments in urban resilience.


With climate change, rapid urbanization, and other drivers increasing vulnerability, especially for the poor, this discussion explored how the built environment and nature-based solutions can better protect lives and livelihoods around the globe.

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The inaugural AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum brought together representatives from governments, public and private sectors, regional entities, development agencies and civil society to provide strategic insight to improve hydrological, meteorological and early warning services to achieve climate and disaster resilience across Africa.

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More than 800 participants from civil society, national and local governments, academia, the private sector and international organizations gathered for the Third Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) which focused on the theme of “Building back better in recovery,
rehabilitation and reconstruction."

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Together with World Bank, UNDP and Ecoshape, we organized a workshop on scaling up nature based flood risk reduction, with a focus on producing guidelines for the effective implementation of green and hybrid solutions to reduce flood risk in urban, riverine and coastal settings.

The Spring 2017 Meeting of the Consultative Group (CG) of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery was held on April 5-7, 2017, at the Zurich Development Center (ZDC), in Zurich, Switzerland.